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Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill

199 S Boundary St, Williamsburg, VA 23185-4049
(757) 253-1847
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Ranked #65 of 333 restaurants in Williamsburg
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Francis Street
Description: Frequently awarded honors as the "Best Seafood Restaurant" in Williamsburg. Note: The Taphouse Grill closes during the winter months from November through March.
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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

After a morning and most of an afternoon enjoying Colonial Williamsburg, we stopped by Berret's for a late afternoon respite. Lunch is served until 3:30 PM and Dinner begins at 5 PM. In between, is Happy Hour in the bar. We had been on their website a day before and had not seen any notice concerning happy hour, they do... More

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Meridian, Mississippi
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The food here is not only delicious but they really do a nice job putting an interesting twist on tradition favorites. I had the salmon and I have to say it was one of the best I have ever had. Done perfectly. My children love their food; their children's pizza is on a flat bread... really good

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Williamsburg, Virginia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I would have given the restaurant one star except for our waitress who did a very good job as we were a group of eight. Overall the food was tasteless and lukewarm. The first course, She-Crab Soup, was quite good. But the main course, The Blue Plate Special, was disappointing. The crab cakes tasted mushy, the oysters and shrimp were... More

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We had pre-booked our dinner some weeks ahead at this restaurant in the heart of Williamsburg, and it was busy when we arived though we were seated straight away. We chose to sit outside, and this proved to be the right option on a hot and humid summer night. Our meal was enjoyed by all three of us - we... More

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Danville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Everything we had was wonderful. The wild salmon was rich and wonderful. The crab was tender and melted in your mouth. For desert the cobbler was to die for. Service was spectacular, prompt and very friendly. We could not have wished for a better dinner.

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Raleigh NC
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I dined at Berret's with my husband and two great friends who had traveled across the country for a meeting. We had a terrific server (whose name escapes me, sorry!) who was skilled enough to make some wonderful suggestions for our meals and drinks. A couple of us had a flight of white wines that was to die for! Yum!... More

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McLean, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

If you are looking for a window table overlooking history, travel to Merchants Square one block from the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg and across from the College of William and Mary and dine at Berret's Seafood Restaurant & Taphouse Grill, you are welcomed by an upbeat team of individual's who love Williamsburg, VA. The Fish and Chips are presented... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Spending a week in Williamsburg, VA with 5 adults and 3 grandchildren creates many dining dilemmas. The least of which is finding a really nice restaurant that knows how to accommodate kids. Having eaten at Berret's Seafood before and having really enjoyed our meal we thought a return visit was warranted. First let me say that our server Chris was... More

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eastern PA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We visited the Taphouse Grill. Everyone was very nice even though our service was slow. But in any case, how about a clam or to. I am in Virginia and there are no clams on the menu. Oh well, the She-crab soup was very good. The crab cake was only okay, the crab salad was odd. I guess they did... More

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New York City, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very friendly resteraunt with nice and thoughtful staff. the food was excellent with the exception of the size of the clams i ordered which were pretty much non existant. Again, the food was good and the serving size was fair

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